What we do
HRM aims to amplify, support and enhance the existing research achievements and excellence of its members and provide a clear conduit for early career researchers to identify role models within the field.
This is how we do it.
Highlight current barriers for advancement View
We identify and highlight current barriers for advancement by:
- assessing relevant existing metrics and generating new data when required;
- providing opportunities for communication between all researchers; and
- highlighting gender equality (or lack thereof) within the profession e.g. conference programs, seminar programs, competitive funding outcomes.
Enhance visibility and impact of research led by women View
We actively enhance the visibility and impact of research led by women through strategic media and communications campaigns, including:
- regular features of achievements, success stories and researcher profiles across the HRM website and social media platforms;
- participation in community engagement and outreach (e.g. STEM Professionals in Schools, STEM Women);
- submitting opinion pieces and commentaries to the general media; and
- actively highlighting research programs and promoting these at relevant key national and international meetings.
Better together View
Promote strong support network and collaboration View
We promote a strong support network and enhance collaboration across disciplines by:
- organising whole collective and focussed cluster events for HRM members;
- partnering with external networks to provide additional networking and professional development opportunities;
- developing an international mentoring program with PharmAlliance (Monash University, University College London, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill); and
- developing a framework to enable or support career advancement.
Establish new funding mechanisms View
We connect with philanthropic entities to establish new funding mechanisms to overcome barriers for the promotion of women-led research programs.